Painting

By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 1st, 2016
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Are you a master colorful-goop-slinger? I’m… certainly not. I’ve not painted anything in quite a long time, and I wasn’t very good to start out with, so I’m sure right now if I did paint something, it’ll look like I did it with a paintball gun at 25 yards. But, if ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 27th, 2016
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Time ever-marches onward! Well… as far as we know, anyway. I guess time could stop for a while and if we were stopped along with it, we’d never really know it’d happened. Unless you were some sort of 4th dimensional being like in Slaughterhouse Five or something, we’d never re...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 15th, 2016
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Forge World is making it easy to pick up some of their collections over on their website by bundling together some popular items and offering them at a single price. Makes it a lot easier to just click a couple buttons and order like-items than to have to hunt around for each one individually. Also, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jan 8th, 2016
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I really should get off my lazy butt and paint something again. I honestly can’t remember the last figure I painted. … Maybe some Ice Caste for Dark Age? Maybe something for the Prefecture for Bushido? I forget. Needless to say, when I do finally pick up a brush again, my skills are going...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 5th, 2016
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Raise your hand if you got some new models in the past month or so. *watches lots of hands go up* Keep your hand up if you know, 100%, that you’re going to have plenty of time to get all those minis painted in the near future? *watches most of the hands go down* Just […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 15th, 2015
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Many people have time off around this part of the year. What better time to grab your paintbrushes and maybe win some prizes for doing so? Well, that’s what Flying Frog Productions is hoping you’ll do, anyway. They’re running a Shadows of Brimstone painting contest over on their web...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Dec 4th, 2015
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I actually painted something recently! Crazy, right? Granted… all I did was paint the tops of my Betrayal at Calth troop bases. Ultramarines got Ultramarine Blue (yes, I still have a pot that’s called that. Citadel Paint is bulletproof) and the Word Bearers got Blood Red. Since they’...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 2nd, 2015
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While most of us use our little toy soldiers for our various games we play, lots of people turn them into rather stunning dioramas. It’s this part of the hobby that Warlord Games is looking to praise with their Diorama Contest....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 1st, 2015
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If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll probably want to start staying inside because it’s getting cold out. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you’ll probably want to stay in because it’s getting so darn hot. Either way, you shouldn’t be outside. You...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 30th, 2015
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Rome. Just the name, itself, conjures all sorts of thoughts. More than just a city, Rome was one of the greatest empires the world had seen, famous for turning the Mediterranean into their own, private lake. So much myth and history surrounds Roman culture, much of it focused on the military. And wha...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 27th, 2015
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There’s a good chance you’re going to be getting new minis this holiday season, I suspect. Well, if you’re getting new minis, you’ve gotta paint them. Thankfully, The Army Painter is here to help out with that....
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Nov 17th, 2015
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You know, the world of hobby gaming is a rather broad topic, when you think of it. Card games, board games, miniatures games, dice games, and even various dexterity-based games. Such is the world of painting. It certainly overlaps a lot with our hobby gaming world. Most noticeably in the miniatures g...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 12th, 2015
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The Army Painter is going all-out with their 8th anniversary celebration. They’ve got their Anniversary Prize Draw going on, but they’re also having a special deal over in their webshop for those that want to pick up some paints and get some more paints for free....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 6th, 2015
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It’s always great to have a birthday party. It’s fun to get together, hang out, swap stories about the person having the party. Just generally a good time. Well, The Army Painter is turning 8 years old and so they’re holding a party. But it’s not them that’s getting the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 30th, 2015
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We have made it to Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Rejoice! And, like, go eat some candy or something because of Halloween. Have yourself a good time. Speaking of bite-size items such as those “fun” size candies (never did quite figure out what was so “fun” about them, but there...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 23rd, 2015
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Welcome to Friday, ladies and gentlenerds. We’ve made it here once more. Congratulations! It means the weekend is just about here. Time to rejoice. It also means we have a batch of bite-sized stories to bring to you now. Let’s dig in. Today we have: Arena Rex new release: Hagal, Dead of W...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Oct 14th, 2015
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As I’ve mentioned recently, my painting could be considered mediocre at best. My figures have a 3′ paint job. That’s to say that if held at arm’s length, then they look alright. That’s as opposed to a 3″ paint job, where you have the figure right up to your face. I...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 12th, 2015
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My painting skill is… mediocre at best. I base coat. I add some highlight colors. I drybrush. Pretty much done at that point. My figures look fine on a tabletop, but I’m not going to win any competitions with them. I’m certain those skills have faltered some, since it’s been a...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 4th, 2015
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And we’ve made it back to Sunday. At least for me, the day to get stuff done around the apartment and prep for the oncoming week. I might get in some electronic gaming later on, though. Hey, you can’t make it out to the LGS every day (try as some might). 😉 Since it is […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Sep 25th, 2015
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Days are now darker than they are light. The leaves are turning and getting ready to fall from the trees. Temperatures are dropping (it’s only supposed to get to about 67 here in Atlanta, if that tells you anything, which it might not if you don’t know US geography that well). Wyrd Miniat...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 23rd, 2015
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Hello and welcome to the middle of the film! Err… I mean, week. Welcome to the middle of the week. It’s Wednesday. It’s also the start of Autumn (or Spring). Pumpkin spice everything! That includes today’s bite-sized stories. This batch includes: Pathfinder & Q-workshop M...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Sep 15th, 2015
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I haven’t painted a figure in quite some time. It’s sad, really. But then again, I’ve not had much time to really play a minis game regularly in a while. And I’m not really one to just “paint for the sake of painting.” So if/when I do pick up a brush again, I know ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Sep 15th, 2015
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Game distributors PHD and Coqui Hobby Distribution are looking to get some people some motivation to paint up some minis. They think that giving away some prizes for The Army Painter would be a good idea. I certainly agree. As such, they’re running a painting competition where hobby stores can ...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Sep 12th, 2015
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And we find ourselves once more deposited here on the weekend. With any luck, yours includes gaming of some kind. Be it CCG, LCG, RPG, Minis, or something else (hey, someone out there might still be playing with POGs, you never know…), may the odds be in your favor. As it is Saturday (most belo...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 9th, 2015
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Our week is halfway over, dear TGN readers! For many, it’s been a shortened week. That must be nice. And hopefully you have some gaming planned for the weekend. I’m not entirely sure what my plans are going to be yet. Anyway, as it’s Wednesday and it’s 2pm (here in Atlanta, an...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 28th, 2015
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Friday! Glorious Friday! Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on. It’s also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend. In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell’s Bright Shadow for the...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 24th, 2015
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Warm up those brushes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for a painting contest. Purgatory Miniatures wants to see what you can get done on their first ever model and they’ve got some prizes for the ones that are found to be the winners....
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Aug 10th, 2015
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Many of us can appreciate a really-well-painted figure. Even if we, ourselves, don’t do much painting (I think the last figure I painted was over a year ago), we can still look at a mini and go, “Damn!” Well, for those of you who want your painting skills as high as they can, or if ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 12th, 2015
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Welcome back again to TGN. Hopefully you had a good day yesterday. I spent the morning cleaning the place up a bit. Then most of the afternoon assembling a little more than half of the Age of Sigmar box set. The other half will be done today, after I get this post scheduled up. I’ve […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 10th, 2015
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Congratulations to everyone for once again making it to Friday. You’ve worked hard all week, and now it’ll be time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some gaming. My weekend plans include putting together an Age of Sigmar set to test out early next week. Since the release of the rules last Sa...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jul 7th, 2015
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While I’m not much of a painter, I do like to think that my figures look good when given the 3′ test. That is, you take a model, hold it at arm’s length (roughly 3′ from your eye), and it looks pretty good. Other people paint for the 3″ test. That is, you take a [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Friday! Time to let your hair down, get together with some friends, and hopefully get some gaming in. As usual, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together over the past couple days and serve them to you now. In this batch we have: AMP Adventures Collection Available Now, R...
By Polar_Bear
In Painting
Jul 2nd, 2015
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The reboot. While some people say it’s the death of Hollywood, sometimes the new version is better than the previous. It’s got the same elements as the original, but with some new ideas behind it. Well, 7TV from Crooked Dice is getting a reboot. The new beta version is up online and you c...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jul 1st, 2015
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Well, maybe you prefer your magazines to be more painting-centric than Mantic-centric (it happens). Perhaps you want to delve even deeper into the world of sculpting and painting miniatures. If that’s the case, you’ll probably want to check out Figure Painter Magazine. Issue 26 of that pu...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jun 9th, 2015
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Figure Painter Magazine is two years old! *gets out some cake and party hats* They have their 25th issue available now for your reading pleasure. If you want to improve your painting, you’ll probably want to give it a look-over. They’re also running a special birthday giveaway....